The TEFL Academy

Program Reviews

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Mariangel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent option to get a TEFL certificate

I recently completed the Level 5 TEFL Certificate online course from The TEFL Academy, and I couldn't be happier with my experience. From the beginning, the course material was well-organized and easy to navigate. Each module was packed with comprehensive information, covering essential topics such as lesson planning, classroom management, and language skills. The interactive activities and quizzes helped reinforce my understanding and made learning enjoyable.

The flexibility of the online format was a significant advantage for me. As someone with a busy schedule, I appreciated being able to study at my own pace and fit the coursework around my other commitments. The course also included plenty of practical examples and real-life teaching scenarios, which I found extremely valuable.

The Level 5 certification is internationally recognized, and I have already started applying for teaching positions abroad. Overall, I highly recommend The TEFL Academy's Level 5 TEFL Certificate online course to anyone looking to pursue a career in ESL teaching.

Pros
  • The course offers a well-rounded curriculum that covers all essential aspects of teaching English as a foreign language, including lesson planning, classroom management, and language skills.
  • The tutors provide timely and detailed feedback, ensuring that students receive the guidance and encouragement they need to succeed.
  • The online platform is easy to navigate and allows students to study at their own pace, making it ideal for those with busy schedules or other commitments.
Cons
  • The assignments and course material can be demanding, requiring significant time and effort to complete, which might be challenging for those with other commitments.
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Danet
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Online TEFL Level 5 review by a qualified linguist

As a linguist, with my Master's in Applied Linguistics, I felt that this course was comprehensive, it covered the aspects of what we understand about language acquisition - that is promoting a communicative approach throughout - so it can better assist EFL teachers and their students in meeting their language goals. It covered phonetics, matters of diversity (dealing with other cultures) how to prepare for a lesson, and dealing with potentially difficult situations in the classroom and with parents. The course was somewhat challenging, but doable for anyone wanting to do this course. I enjoyed it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take it step by step, and do not feel overwhelmed, you are more than capable of completing this course!
Pros
  • Quality Content
  • Comprehensive
  • Great structured course
Cons
  • Does not cover relevant technical skills
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Nadia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing course

The course was fully detailed with all the essential knowledge and the end-of-unit tests were suitable in testing what we have learned. The online support was punctual and amazing a lot of help was given during the assignment stages. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am sure the prospects are great once the course is finished help is provided to prepare a CV and cover letters.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Doing the assignments
Pros
  • Templates available to use
  • Enough content on course to follow
Cons
  • Unable to determine what you expect and what examiners expect we know of the target student knowledge of the language when designing actovites
  • Some modules were too long
  • On feedback on assignment you can’t understand why the examiners don’t accept your answer as correct why
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Simone
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Rewarding learning experience

My experience with The TEFL Academy was exceptional due to its outstanding support and professional approach. Their comprehensive resources, interactive support system, and commitment to quality made the journey smooth and enriching, perfectly aligning with my educational goals. The TEFL Academy stays current with the latest teaching methodologies and industry standards, supported by a friendly, motivating staff dedicated to ensuring student success in their TEFL journey. Their proactive approach fosters a positive learning environment.

Pros
  • Outstanding Support Platform
  • Comprehensive Resources
  • Professional and Friendly Staff
Cons
  • Limited real-time interaction
  • Time Management Challenges
  • Failing myself, giving up
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Fen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

For the assignments

I was little frustrated when I know I had to complete two assignments alone. However, it turned out a straightforward task to do if you had take the lessons seriously. Each lesson is well organized and presented. You may want to make some notes that you think it’s important. I‘ve made pages of notes and they were absolutely useful for the quizzes.
The exemplars of assignments are truly helpful and instructions are quite clear as well. Do follow the introductions carefully and double check before you submit the assessments.

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Areefa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Level 5 Course with The TEFL Academy

I chose to enter this new era even though I was a much more senior student. I was intimidated at first but gradually settled in The modules and formats were user friendly and easy to navigate. I loved how there was a test of knowledge after each module. Their student support staff really impressed me; they were always available, gave me encouraging feedback, and promptly responded to any questions I had. I would recommend the TEFL Academy level 5 course to anyone looking to enroll in one.it was an incredible experience working with them.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The Assignments were, I would say, the most nerve-wracking moments. I must admit, I wanted to give up when I saw the context of the assignments. But I overcame my fear and persisted through with the TEFL Academy's student support team's assurances and assistance. It was an amazing experience and I am glad i made the decision to work with the TEFL Academy.
Pros
  • Challenge
  • New area
  • New opportunities
Cons
  • daunting
  • challenging
  • less time
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Angélica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Learning to be a teacher

This has been a unique experience and I'm thankful for it because being able to speak in English and being able to teach English are two different things. I learned how to share my knowledge to other people, which is very important since the public education system of my country is deficient and students have to take private lessons. My message to people is: English is a lifestyle. Thanks to this course, teaching English becomes a fun and interesting experience for our future students instead of something boring.

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the way the content is displayed on the website or how it is organized because some lessons seemed too long and others too short and I didn't know if I could complete the program on time
Pros
  • Complete information
  • Multimedia
  • Examples and cases
Cons
  • How content is displayed
  • Web design
  • Different length of lessons
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Jayms
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

It’s totally worth it!!!

This course was the best decision for me!! I am an American living overseas and it was so good and so easy to use. The assignments and course work was challenging but it really did help me to become a good teacher. I now work online as an English tutor through Preply and I feel like the TEFL Academy prepared me very well for this. And it was super affordable !!

I highly recommend to anyone that is looking for something new in their life! Especially for those who love conversation and have a flexible schedule!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I think that I would’ve gotten it done faster. There was some really hard times of feeling unmotivated during this course, but! What helped me was knowing I only had 6 months to do it. And thankfully I finished just before the 6 months were up!
Pros
  • Do it on your own time
  • Had a motivating time line
  • Really in depth theory and course work
Cons
  • You have to pay if you don’t finish in time
  • You don’t get to meet anyone in your “class”
  • The assignments took me a very long time.
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Tlalane
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Tefl Academy learning platform

With Tefl Academy experience, while I was learning everything about teaching English and all the methods and best practices, my own mastery of the language was greatly enhanced.
The layout of the course starts with the basics and gradually progresses with more advanced modules.
Good guidance is given throughout with helpful outlines of how to structure the assignments and all the things that need to be included.
Feedback received for the assignments is detailed and provides inputs of how well you performed as well as what can be improved.
Overall experience was excellent.

What was your funniest moment?
Not applicable
Pros
  • Support
  • Efficiency
  • Challenging
Cons
  • Not clear initial communication for specific start and end date of course
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Asli
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

There’s lots to being a teacher and the TEFL course was really creative in incorporating all the elements of teaching. The content was always interesting and never dull so it was easy to stay motivated until the end, despite doing the course online. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a career change and would like to work overseas, and teach in their own time and in their own way. Thank you for providing us with this exciting opportunity! I can’t wait to see what there is in store for my future.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Dedicate specific time to study and go through the course so I wasn’t distracted
Pros
  • Time manageable
  • User friendly
  • Achievable
Cons
  • Constantly distracted due to being at home
  • Not always sticking to my time schedules
  • Working full time while completing the course